The Laura Shannon Prize

Carrying a prize of $10,000, the Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.

Each year, the Laura Shannon Prize is given to a book published in one of two alternating fields: the Humanities (Philosophy, Theology, Cultural Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Arts) and History & Social Sciences (History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law, and Anthropology).

The 2022 Laura Shannon Prize will be awarded to the best humanities book published in 2019 and 2020. The winning book is selected by a jury of five eminent scholars in European studies, at least two of whom are prominent scholars serving at institutions other than the University of Notre Dame.


Join us for the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize Lecture on February 11, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET

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